Overall Rank: 2390
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 75
Theatrical Release Date: 02/06/2004
MPAA Rating: NC-17
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Actors: Michael Pitt, Eva Green, Louis Garrel, Anna Chancellor, Robin Renucci, Jean-Pierre Kalfon
Plot: As student riots bring Paris to a standstill in 1968, an American student abroad begins a relationship with a brother and sister by bonding over their love of cinema. -- Chris Kavan
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Gutto - wrote on 12/21/2015
Best movie I've ever seen. Eva Green and Louis Garrel are just perfect. Michael Pitt does a good job too. It's a must watch.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 08/05/2011
If you are a junkie for the neorealism era of history in film, music, & art, like I am, you'll love this film's recreation of class struggles in France and an embracing of Bohemian lifestyle. That's what I loved about the film and it's these homages to classic films that I enjoyed. I personally found the explicit sex & relationship stuff a little melodramatic and, actually, the film would have been more of a success if it had toned that part of the film down.
Bribaba - wrote on 05/03/2011
I imagined this as an entrant into the Emmanuelle franchise ('The Early Years') with Eva Green taking on the role of the erotic icon in her student days, circa Paris 1968. Her brother and a young American join her in this romp, and they argue endlessly and tediously about rock music and films while Emmanuelle strolls around the apartment, sans kit, occasionally pausing for a shag. But she too has in interest films, and to illustrate this Bertlolucci throws in a few clips of the classics. Unfortunately, the net effect is to make you wish you were watching any one of them in its entirety rather than this load of rubbish.
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cinegeek.de - wrote on 06/20/2016
Our Daily Free Stream: Bernardo Bertolucci - The Dreamers. Im Mai 1968 waren es drei Dinge, die unseren Planeten bewegten: Sex, Politik und das Kino. In Paris weitete sich die Amtsenthebung von Henri Langlois, dem legendären Gründer der Cinematheque Francais zu einer Revolte aus mit dem Ziel, die Regierung zu stürzen. Barrikaden in den Strassen, Molotows und Zusammenstösse mit der Polizei - eine Vertrauenskrise. Es ist heute bestimmt nicht mehr vorstellbar, welch immensen Einfluss die neue Generation der Filmemacher damals hatte. Einer von ihnen war Bernardo Bertolucci, der als verlängerter Agitprop Arm der Revolution diente. Wenn mein Vater mit seinen Geschwistern zusammen sitzt und über diese Zeit in nostalgischen Erinnerungen schwelgt, kann man nachvollziehen, was The Dreamers …
Jenna - wrote on 06/28/2011
One of my personal favorites, based on the "Holy Innocents" by Gilbert Adair. Bertolucci is extravagant as always as he paints the most amazing portrait of France in the '60's in the time of Henri Langois and the riots that broke out as students and extremists fought for their right to art. Within are French twins, Theo and Isabelle (Garrell and Green), and an American studying abroad (Pitt); who happen to meet at a protest at the Cinematheque, and realize they are banded together by their obsession with film. Flashbacks of some of the most beautiful films of history are shown throughout, and the music is well picked with riffs from Jimi Hendrix, the beautiful wail of Janis Joplin, and the deep, dark twang of Bob Dylan. Adair wrote another version of his book after the film was …
KAV213 - wrote on 04/27/2011
I don't understand this idea that people think this film is pornographic...why? because it questions sexuality and it's what I call a "free" sort of film? If this is considered pornographic, then films here in the US like Unfaithful and Closer, (both excellent films) should be deemed pornographic as well. I saw nothing pornographic about this film. Instead, the film really taught me to appreciate French films.
The movie centers on Green, Pitt, and Garrel, who are just epically cast in the film and ventures on Pitt's meeting Garrel and Green at a film strike. Immediately, I mean I just blinked and I fell in love with Eva Green the moment she came on to the first scene. In fact, this was the film that I first saw her in, and made me a fan...not because of the nudity, thats just a …
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